Well, it seems like there are a lot of people with analog tvs that watch programming using an antenna— because the DTV coupon program says it’s nearing the program’s $1.34 billion funding limit.
They claim to have sent out 41 million coupons — but of course it’s likely that many of them have gone to people who don’t even need them. A recent study by Consumers Union showed that 41% of consumers polled think that every TV in a house must have a new converter box, even those that are already connected to cable or satellite. (They don’t. REALLY.)
The Washington Post says that if the program runs out of money, consumers will be put on a waiting list until more funds become available.
If you’re wondering whether or not your TV will need a converter box, click here.
If your cable company has lied to you told you that you need to get digital cable “because of the transition”, click here.